Designed as a graduated series of thirty-seven round to oval-shaped natural pearls ranging from 14.00 to 7.05 mm, to a clasp set with a single marquise-shaped old-cut diamond, circa 1920, mounted in platinum, French assay marks, partial maker's mark. Accompanied by a SSEF certificate, stating that the pearls are natural saltwater pearls, also with Appendix letter attesting to the 'extraordinary characteristics' of the necklace.
Provenance: By repute, Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur Christie's NY. 19/06/19 Sale 17464 Lot 68
Exhibited and Catalogued: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.331, no. 246 The Doge's Palace, Venice 2017, p.343, no. 239 The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.352, no. 243 de Young Legion of honour, San Francisco 2018, p.184, no. 148